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October 3, 2013
CHiME Healthcare CIO SmartBrief Special Report
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The CHIME 13 Fall CIO Forum
Health care and technology are changing constantly, and chief information officers must keep up with those changes. At the CHIME 13 Fall CIO Forum, being held in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Oct. 8-11, CIOs will learn about new regulations, emerging technologies and health care leadership strategies from health care and IT experts as well as government officials. Attendees will hear from high-profile speakers, benefit from education sessions in four tracks and enjoy networking and recreation opportunities. Look for the second part of this two-part CHIME Healthcare CIO SmartBrief Special Report on Oct. 17.
Patient Data Privacy & Security 
  • Report: Medical identity fraud has risen almost 20% this year
    Medical identity theft in the U.S. has risen almost 20% since last year, according to the Ponemon Institute's 2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft. However, more than half of patients don't check their health records, and when patients notice unfamiliar claims, more than half don't report them. "One of the more serious aspects of medical identity theft, unlike traditional financial identity theft crime, is that in the extreme, this could lead to your death," said Larry Ponemon, institute chairman and founder. Healthcare Informatics online (9/11) , Healthcare IT News (9/12) Email this Story
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ICD-10. P4P. MU2. Your challenges…our solutions.
Healthcare's full of "alphabet soup" programs and constant change, and more's on the way. Greenway believes the answer is a smarter platform where clinical processes drive financial processes and performance—clinically driven revenue cycle management. Let us show you how to survive and thrive.
EHRs and MU 
  • Report gauges MU readiness of hospitals
    A HIMSS Analytics report released during this year's National Health IT Week reveals that about 68% of hospitals have bought EHR systems that have been certified under the 2014 Edition certification criteria. The report also notes that at least 60% of responding hospitals have satisfied the criteria for nine or more of the core metrics for stage 2 MU and about 70% said they are actively working toward achieving stage 2 requirements. Healthcare IT News (9/18) Email this Story
  • Health IT industry lobbies for better interoperability
    The health care industry is lobbying lawmakers to ensure there are common standards for EHR systems and seamless data sharing to enhance interoperability. "If you think about it, interoperability and health information exchanges are fundamental to health reform," John Loonsk of CGI said at a policy conference. But that's just the top of the to-do list, as EHR advocates also want a national plan for better patient identification and quality reporting mandates, Kenneth Corbin writes. (9/23) Email this Story
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The Role of IT in Patient Care 
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At the Fall Forum 
  • Don’t miss acting National Coordinator Dr. Jacob Reider on Friday morning
    Dr. Jacob Reider, acting national coordinator of the ONC, will be speaking at a special sunrise session on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 a.m. in the Kierland Ballroom of the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz., as part of the CHIME13 Fall CIO Forum. Join Dr. Reider as he explores the impact health IT policy is having on requirements for stage 2 quality measures and shares insights into how the field is addressing some of the key challenges and barriers to EHR adoption. Email this Story

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